Soroptimist Educational Awards Available

Posted October 15, 2020 at 4:30 am by

Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fri­day Har­bor is now accept­ing appli­ca­tions for their women’s edu­ca­tion­al and train­ing awards, to be giv­en out in the Spring of 2021.

Three awards are avail­able, each with dif­fer­ing eli­gi­bil­i­ty requirements.

The Live Your Dream Award is a major Sorop­ti­mist award to help women bet­ter their lives through edu­ca­tion and train­ing. The recip­i­ent may use the cash award to off­set edu­ca­tion­al expens­es includ­ing tuition, books, child­care, or trans­porta­tion. This award is avail­able to a woman in finan­cial need who is enrolled in an under­grad­u­ate degree or voca­tion­al skills train­ing pro­gram, and who is the pri­ma­ry wage earn­er in her house­hold for her­self and her dependents.

Sorop­ti­mist has made $4,000 avail­able for this award, and the recip­i­ent of it will become eli­gi­ble for addi­tion­al cash awards at oth­er lev­els of the Sorop­ti­mist orga­ni­za­tion. Appli­ca­tions for the 2021 Live Your Dream Award are sub­mit­ted online and must be received by Nov. 15, 2020.

The Fel­low­ship Award is giv­en to a woman in San Juan Coun­ty who is return­ing to school for post­grad­u­ate study at an accred­it­ed col­lege or uni­ver­si­ty, lead­ing to an advanced degree. This $3,000 award is open to local women estab­lished in a pro­fes­sion who wish to under­take advanced study work­ing toward a mas­ters or doc­tor­ate degree. Appli­ca­tions for the Fel­low­ship Award must be post­marked by Feb. 5, 2021.

The Edu­ca­tion­al Oppor­tu­ni­ty Award is giv­en to a woman who is a res­i­dent of San Juan Coun­ty, enrolled in an under­grad­u­ate degree or voca­tion­al skills train­ing pro­gram. This $2,000 award helps to off­set the costs of edu­ca­tion and train­ing. This award dif­fers from the Live Your Dream award in that the appli­cant does not need to be the pri­ma­ry wage earn­er in a house­hold to be eli­gi­ble. Appli­ca­tions for the Edu­ca­tion­al Oppor­tu­ni­ty Award must be post­marked by Feb. 5, 2021.

Sorop­ti­mist mem­bers, their imme­di­ate fam­i­ly mem­bers, and past Sorop­ti­mist award win­ners are not eli­gi­ble for these awards. 

For more details and infor­ma­tion on how to apply, please vis­it the Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fri­day Har­bor web­site at www.sifri.org.

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